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Publisher's Summary

Nanotechnology is radically altering the world in ways almost unimaginable in only the very recent past. With applications in arenas from medicine and science to warfare and even the world of sports, nanotechnology opens the doorway to a vast array of breathtaking possibilities. In this series of clearly articulated lectures, Professor Deborah Gibbs Sauder explores the world of nanotechnology and all its astounding applications, while also examining the ethical issues raised by the science and the impact nanotechnology is having on big business.
©2011 Deborah Gibbs Sauder (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Victor on 07-27-11

OK Content, Terrible Reading

This program is OK but basic. If you are already familiar with nano tech, you probably already know much of what's in this audiobook. To be fair, this is an introduction however, one chapter covers the basics of the metric system. If you don't already know about the metric system, then you have bigger problems than learning about nano tech.

The real problem with this program is that it is read by the author. She stops in the middle of sentences for uncomfortably long periods of time and talks in the most boring monotone possible. I feel sorry for the student in her classes that have to listen to her take interesting material and hammer it flat.

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By Solomon Rosenthal on 09-18-14

Dont Bother

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the information provided would have been more relevant and read a bit better.

What could Deborah Gibbs Sauder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Gotten Someone else to read.

How could the performance have been better?

Completely Lifeless

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

The information in this read was pretty outdated as were many of the concepts. If you are completely uninitiated in the field then its an ok start. I was surprised since the Modern Scholar series is normally really good.

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By P. Harvey on 03-21-16

possibly good for children

this book does not go beyond what a British School child would be expected to know having studied biology chemistry and physics to the age of 18.

while I anderstand that it may be useful to someone who went through the American education system I was disappointed to see that the book adresses almost none of the exciting areas of research that are blooming within nanotechnology and avoids any sort of useful depth for information.

I feel swindled

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By Dr on 09-14-13

A very general overview of nanotechnology

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think overall it is too basic, seems to be aimed at very general public, but for anyone who is already a scientist it is too light

Would you be willing to try another book from Deborah Gibbs Sauder? Why or why not?


What aspect of the narrator’s performance might you have changed?

Audio is clear, but more a lecture style than good narration

Do you think A Bridge to the Future: Understanding Nanotechnology, Part 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes but much more scientific details and leading edge technology

Any additional comments?

Overall the new things I learnt was limited, although generally of some interest. Think this audio book relevant facts could have been condensed.

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By matthew on 03-06-15

Introduction for the patient listener.

Good introduction to the topic for people with a high school level of science. The reading is slow so you have to want this knowledge. Those with higher level phys or chem education will already know much of the content.

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